“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
Dear Praying Friends,
Happy March! St. Patrick’s Day is coming. It’s known for parades, green beer, and shamrocks. But what about St. Patrick himself? There are some misconceptions about this famous figure in Irish history. He wasn't the first evangelist to Ireland, and he wasn’t even Irish (Patrick was born in what we now call Scotland, then a part of Roman Britain). Though born in a Christian family, with his father even serving as a deacon, Patrick was not an active believer. But personal difficulty turned his heart to Jesus.
At 16 years old (about the year 405 AD), he was captured by Irish pirates in a raid on his town, and taken as a slave to Ireland. Far from home, he rediscovered his Christianity. Patrick was forced to tend his master's sheep, and spent his six years of bondage mainly in prayer. He eventually escaped and returned home. But a dream convinced him that God was calling him to return to the people who had held him captive to bring them the Gospel.
Patrick obeyed the call, and returned to Ireland. He made missionary journeys all over the island during his ministry, and it soon became known as one of Europe's Christian centers, even though 5th century Ireland was considered the "ends of the earth.”
Now it’s our turn to gladly be slaves for Christ who took on the bondage of our sin. Let’s cling to our faith, and pray for Luis, Andrew and the LPA team as they proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth! Please open the below reports for each region around our world and PRAY! God’s Word and His covenant to us is eternal and true. It’s so much better than just a mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
- Palm Springs, CA: Luis has just returned from speaking in Palm Springs, CA, where 202 commitments were made for Jesus Christ!
- Eugene, OR: Kevin and Andrew had great meetings there to help launch the Eugene Festival!
- Gospel Movements: Kevin had great meetings with city leaders in Kansas City, MO
- Fundraising Gatherings: Several fundraising events over the past several weeks were met with great results. We praise the Lord for our financial, and prayer partners!
- March 16-19 | Guatemala Festival with Luis
- March 24-April 2 | Fresno CityFest with Luis and Andrew
- March 23 | Portland OR Gospel Movement with Mayor Wheeler and Governor Brown
Please open the following reports for our regional prayer requests:
Africa | Gita Santangelo & Kheri Schaar | Report > > >
Asia | Connie Luebke & Gail Link | Report > > >
North America | Vicky Burgess & Michelle Palau | Report > > >
Europe | Caryn Ogle & Kim Grimberg | Report > > >
Central and South America | Kheri Schaar & Janet Cabascango | Report > > >
Caribbean | Debbie Jamison & Glenda Kraus | Report > > >
Please forward this email to your praying friends and invite them to join us. They can sign up at www.nationalprayerteam.org to receive future emails and prayer requests. If it helps, print out the requests and keep them in a spot where you’ll remember to pray. (It helps me!)
Thank you for praying for Luis and Andrew and the team as they proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. To Him be all the glory, honor and praise!
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” Luke 4:18-19